Sunday October 25, 2020

Arts Interview: The magnificent seven

As the director and star, respectively, of Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh and Sam Rockwell are finally finding their groove among the giants of Hollywood, writes Nadine O'Regan.

9th December, 2012
Martin McDonagh and Sam Rockwell with Bonny the Shih Tzu. Photo: Getty

Sibling rivalry: it's a pain, isn't it? Martin McDonagh gives a rueful grin of acknowledgement. I've just reminded the director of a dark night of the soul last December when his film In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, was overtaken at the box office by a certain crime comedy called The Guard, also starring Gleeson, to become the most successful Irish indie film of all time.

The Guard was directed by John Michael...

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